L’Histoire des plantes mis en commentaires. Lyon: Balthazar Arnoullet, 1550
4to (233 x 168 mm.), woodcut printer's device on title, numerous woodcuts of plants by Clement Boussy, woodcut initials, old vellum, extended fore-edges, new endpapers, old manuscript annotations in French, title and some leaves worn or frayed at edges, one inscription on title inked out with small paper loss, some browning and staining, some leaves trimmed, vellum soiled
First French Lyon edition and first edition of the French translation by Guillaume Gueroult.
Nissen BBI 668
Petrus Gotain, old inscription to title, annotations and plant names; Robert de Belder, An Important Botanical Library, Christie's, New York, 5 June 1997, part II, lot 335
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